7 results for author: Ricardo Alfaro


Skills that you need to become a successful entrepreneur

In this fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes will be exponentially faster. In this context, according to “The Future of Jobs” Report, from World Economic Forum, in many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago. The pace of change is set to accelerate. Now, we are seeing developments in technology (genetics, AI, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, biotechnology, etc.) that just few years ago seemed impossible.

This new reality will radically affect to our professions and if you want to undertake entrepreneurial projects , you should develop an emerging skills set:


5 ideas to achieve a high-performance team

Team leadership is the key challenge for a manager. Everyone knows that results are achieved through people management but not all pay the necessary attention to the parts that form the pillars on which a  rests. Here are five things that should focus the manager’s attention: Clarify the mission. The mission of a team is the set of general objectives and operational principles that govern it. The first thing that the team members must know is why they have been hired and what strategy needs to be developed. This allows them to take decisions, to establish objectives and carry out tasks, thus achieving coherence and coordination. Manage team ...

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How to encourage creativity in your team

Creativity is not the same as innovation. Creativity is the ability to come up with new ideas or concepts, or new associations between ideas and known concepts. These usually produce original solutions. Innovation is applied creativity, which translates into new products, services or procedures, and have successful applications. In short, as Xavier Marcet says,' Innovation is about putting the future on the agenda of the present'. Therefore, when in a company or team we get a creative environment that it turn into innovation, we get a clear competitive edge: Innovative creativity. Here are some formulas to promote innovative creativity in your ...

5 Causes that can ruin your business and how to avoid it

The new post-crisis era has managed to become an ecosystem generator of opportunities in key business projects. In this post we explain the five main causes why your business may fail, which are applicable whether you are an entrepreneur or a project manager in a large company. The desire to build a new business project doesn’t always means success, and even less so on the first attempt. In fact, 50% of business projects fail before reaching their first birthday. Being an entrepreneur is exciting, but very hard. In any case, failure can be an opportunity for improvement and is often the seed of future success. Among the main causes of early ...

Practical tips for getting a healthy company

In the most forward-looking companies, the promotion of well-being at work is an urgent task based in two objectives: to have healthier employees and to improve their competitiveness. If you are a forward-looking company, in this post we are going to give you some practical tips so that you can implement a healthy company culture. Until a few years ago, some companies still belived that complying with health and safety regulations was all they had to do to create a healthy work enviroment. Today, no one doubts that healthy employees are more productive than unhealthy ones, and have less absenteeism. Thus, well-being at work has also become a vital ...

3 key ideas to get high impact presentations

One of the most delicate situations that a professional has to face is the realization of an. From my personal experience, here are some suggestions for your presentation to have high impact and effectiveness. 1.- Preparing the presentation. This is a crucial step, which is not always given enough importance. You must create unique content for each audience, demonstrating that you know the sector to which the majority of listeners belong. This way you'll get their attention and will put across the feeling that their content has been specially designed for them. Set out the key idea. This has to be explained concisely, between 30 and 60 seconds. ...